Sport Management

Sport management is among the faster growing careers. The A.S. degree in sport management provides an overview of the sports industry, with emphasis on business and the liberal arts, sports information, and media relations. The program includes a two-credit practicum involving supervised work experiences in game and event administration. Course work also includes a foundation in accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, and general education course work in communication, computer applications, history, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and the social sciences.

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Fast-growing demand nationwide and around the world for trained professionals in the sport management field provides many opportunities for graduates. Public and not-for-profit organizations are building and expanding sports facilities, creating new opportunities for people trained in sport management. In particular, demand is very strong for sport management graduates who know how to use digital media equipment, sport event management techniques, and game timing software.

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Program Chair

Faculty - Larry Chase

Larry Chase

Professor, Business

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Transfer Options

Tompkins Cortland Community College's program in sport management is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Among the transfer options are excellent bachelor’s degree programs at:

  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • Ohio Wesleyan
  • Indiana University at Indianapolis
  • Ithaca College
  • Mansfield University
  • Medaille College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of South Carolina
  • University at Buffalo
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Wesley College

 

Degree Requirements

A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 17

ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100. A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit SUNY GEN ED Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
FSS175, Freshman Seminar - Sport Management, 1 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT150, Foundations of Sport Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 150.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 4
MATH120, College Algebra Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH201, Calculus I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
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Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 17

BUAD204, Principles of Marketing, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD208, Principles of Management, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT190, Event Practicum I, 1 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 190.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
PSYC103, Introduction to Psychology Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
SOCI101, Introduction to Sociology Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
Select a course that satisfies one of the following SUNY GEN ED areas: 4-American History, 5-Western Civilization, 6-Other World Civilizations, 8-The Arts, or 9-Foreign Language. The course cannot be from the same category satisfied by the fourth-semester History requirement. ART 111 is recommended.
American History

HSTY201, American History to 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY202, American History Since 1877, 3 cr.
HSTY225, African American History, 3 cr.
HSTY233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.
HSTY255, Labor History, 3 cr.
WGST233, Women in U.S. History, 3 cr.

Western Civilization

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I, 3 cr.
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II, 3 cr.

Other World Civilizations

ANTH202, Cultural Anthropology, 3 cr.
ANTH220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
ANTH260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
HSTY110, World History to 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY111, World History Since 1500, 3 cr.
HSTY245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
HSTY252, Native American History: Colonial Policies, 3 cr.
HSTY260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
HUMN232, Introduction to World Religions, 3 cr.
IED260, Culture Survey for Study Abroad, 3 cr.
POSC245, Topics in Modern Asia, 3 cr.
POSC260, Topics in Modern Latin America, 3 cr.
RECR150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCE150, Play Across Cultures, 3 cr.
SOCI220, Dev Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 3 cr.
SOCI225, Globalization & the Contemporary World, 3 cr.

The Arts

ART101, History and Appreciation of Art I, 3 cr.
ART102, History and Appreciation of Art II, 3 cr.
ART109, Graphic Design, 3 cr.
ART110, Design I, 3 cr.
ART111, Photography I, 3 cr.
ART112, Photography II, 3 cr.
ART114, Design II, 3 cr.
ART115, Painting I, 3 cr.
ART120, Drawing I, 3 cr.
ART122, Drawing II, 3 cr.
ART130, Ceramics, 3 cr.
ART180, Typography, 3 cr.
ART200, Illustration, 3 cr.
ART270, Computer Graphics I, 3 cr.
ART271, Computer Graphics II, 3 cr.
ENGL105, Beginning Acting, 3 cr.
ENGL200, Screenwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL212, Fiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL255, Writing the Dramatic Television Series, 3 cr.
ENGL256, Playwriting, 3 cr.
ENGL258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.
ENGL262, Poetry Writing, 3 cr.
MUSI101, Music Appreciation, 3 cr.
RECR215, Recreation and the Expressive Arts, 3 cr.
SOCE258, Creative Nonfiction Writing, 3 cr.

Foreign Language

ARAB101, Arabic I, 3 cr.
ARAB102, Arabic II, 3 cr.
CHIN101, Mandarin Chinese I, 3 cr.
CHIN102, Mandarin Chinese II, 3 cr.
FREN101, French I, 3 cr.
FREN102, French II, 3 cr.
FREN201, Intermediate French I, 3 cr.
FREN202, Intermediate French II, 3 cr.
GERM101, Beginning German I, 3 cr.
GERM102, Beginning German II, 3 cr.
ITAL101, Italian I, 3 cr.
ITAL102, Italian II, 3 cr.
RUSN101, Russian I, 3 cr.
RUSN102, Russian II, 3 cr.
SPAN101, Beginning Spanish I, 4 cr.
SPAN102, Beginning Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPAN201, Intermediate Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPAN202, Intermediate Spanish II, 3 cr.
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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15

ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT255, Sport Event Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 255. SPMT 255 is only offered in the Fall semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT260, Sport Media Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 260.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
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Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 13

ENGL102, Approaches to Literature, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
MATH200, Statistics, 3 cr. Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT195, Event Practicum II, 1 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 195.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
SPMT270, Sport Facilities/Venue Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in SPMT 270. SPMT 270 is only offered in the Spring semester.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
HSTY101, Development of the Western Tradition I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY102, Development of the Western Tradition II Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY201, American History to 1877 Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
HSTY202, American History Since 1877 Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi


SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

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